Sotheby’s is pleased to present an auction of 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Works of Art on November 16th, including sculpture, ceramics, silver and carpets. The sale features several distinguished collections, including a group of sculptures from the Estate of Everett M. Young by artists such as Antoine-Louis Barye, Alfredo Pina and Jean-Jacques Feuchère. Other highlighted lots in the sale are several works by François Linke, most notably a coiffeuse (lot 279) executed in 1908 for Captain Joseph Raphael De Lamar (one of only two examples ever produced.) A pendule de parquet (lot 131) after the 18th century model by André-Charles Boulle and a micromosaic table top on a revolving stand attributed to Antonio Aguatti (lot 49) are also two of the sale’s most exciting highlights.
On November 2nd Sotheby’s will offer a sale of Fine Furniture, Tapestries, Ceramics, Clocks, Silver and Carpets with many pieces from distinguished private collections.
Highlights from this sale include a pair of French gilt-bronze mounted porcelain vases, second half of the 19th century, signed A. Maglia, a rare Spanish Iron-Mounted Bone inlaid painted and parcel-gilt Vargueño on stand, a pair of George III giltwood armchairs, circa 173, attributed to François Hervé, commissioned for the 5th Duke of Devonshire, and The Battle of Zenobia, A Flemish Classical Tapestry, Brussels, possibly the workshop of Gerard Peemans, second half 17th century.
Sotheby’s New York – Property from the Collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra – Volumes I-VI – Catalogue Now OnlineOctober 5th, 2011 by admin
Six years after the landmark auction of Property from the Collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra, Sotheby’s is honored to hold a second series of sales dedicated to the remarkable collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra. The four-day auction is comprised of six sale volumes whose contents represent the pinnacle of their respective collecting categories, from magnificent European furniture and works of art to Russian porcelain, Cosway bindings and 19th century paintings and interior watercolors.
New York– Phillips de Pury & Company announce ‘The World of Muriel Brandolini’, an interiors auction celebrating the life and work of decorator Muriel Brandolini. A blaze of color on the fall calendar, Brandolini’s sale will include works from her wide-ranging collection of decorative arts, contemporary design and fine art, as well as examples of her own signature line of furniture.
The autumn sale of Important Furniture, Sculptures and Works of Art will consist of approximately 200 lots including rare carpets and textiles.
A mid-18th-century “à la façon de la Savonnerie” carpet, probably Aubusson, Louis XV, with “Mamluk” patterns is a rare example of craftsmanship made before French decor became fashionable.
A Louis XIV needlepoint table cloth, circa 1660-1680 and two Régence needlepoint panels, circa 1720, adorned with the French coat-of-arms are remarkable examples of European technique and “savoir-faire,” which were widely applied in Europe in the 18th century.
In the furniture section of the sale is a rare and fine gilt bonze mounted brown tortoiseshell, brass inlaid and ebony cartel clock, Louis XIV, circa 1700, attributed to André-Charles Boulle, and a pair of carved gilt beechwood folding stools, Louis XV, circa 1740, delivered for the prince-évêque de Rohan-Soubise.
Two Louis XV pieces of furniture stamped Lacroix for the viscount of Breteuil finalize a remarkable group of 18th century French furniture.
Among the sculpture in the sale is a French terracotta bust by Augustin Pajou depicting Claude-Edme Labille, circa 1784 and a French, Parisian, late 14th century ivory figure of the Virgin and Child.